An off-duty Houston Police Department officer was killed last Thursday in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 10 that left the westbound side of the highway backed up and closed for more than six hours.
State trooper Sgt. Stephen Woodard said preliminary information indicates at approximately 6:25 a.m., a 2018 Kenworth truck tractor towing a trailer was traveling westbound, east of Mlcak Road. An eastbound 2013 Toyota Tacoma was traveling the wrong way in the westbound lane of traffic when it struck the front center of the truck.
Gizelle Solorio, 32, of Katy was identified as the driver of the Toyota. Solorio, a Houston police officer, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash by Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Judge Bernice Burger.
Guy Pearson, 65, of La Feria, was identified as the driver of the Kenworth. Pearson was not injured.
Woodard said the crash was under investigation but added there were “no intoxication signs at the scene.”